Sunday, May 26, 2024

Letters to the Editor

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Updated 5 months ago

The Chairlift: Wealth and winter wonderlands

My first and only chairlift ride thus far this season was when Chair 1 took me to the summit on Thursday, Dec. 7.

Updated 9 months ago
Students deserve expansion of high school

We urge everyone to support the upcoming bond vote and the future of Whitefish High students with the academic and sports upgrades our students and teachers deserve.

Updated 9 months ago
Sparrow's Nest marks 10 years of helping homeless teens

Ten years ago this summer, I found myself sitting in a meeting at United Way discussing the issue of homelessness among our teen population here in Flathead County.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
GOP strategy to help the housing crisis is to increase homeowner property taxes

Across western Montana, people are being squeezed out of their homes and communities by rising prices.

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Seek the truth about grizzly bear management

Delisting grizzly bears is becoming a hot topic both in our state and nationwide.

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Financial support to keep Alpine Theatre Project alive

Our state’s early fathers that tagged Montana as “The Treasure State”, undoubtedly anticipated the founding 20 years ago by three adventurous creative Broadway souls of our local treasure — The Alpine Theatre Proje…

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
The government is not better at spending your money than you are

I just came driving back from Seattle and the price of gas is very expensive in Washington. But interestingly, you go across the border to Post Falls, Idaho for 5 miles and the price drops 60 cents per gallon from …

Updated 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Whitefish resort tax reallocation for full time residents

Twenty five percent of the 3% resort tax we all pay in Whitefish is refunded to property owners on their tax bills.

Updated 9 months, 4 weeks ago
Montana Viewpoint: The Goose Hisses

(A French finance minister of long ago compared collecting taxes to plucking a live goose. The object was to get the greatest amount of feathers with the least amount of hiss. Dogs growl, geese hiss.)

Updated 9 months, 4 weeks ago
The price of UTBS

I know my response to the "Under the Big Sky" festival is a hair late, but there is something I would like to get off of my chest regardless of whether or not this note gets published.

Updated 10 months ago
Lifeguard shortage

While swimming in Hawaii this winter I was disappointed in my overall swimming strength and endurance as I entered my 70s.

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
You too could be a citizen lobbyist

What is it like to step into Sens. Steve Daines’ or Jon Tester’s office in Washington, D.C., as an ordinary citizen? How does it feel to push open the heavy doors to the offices of Reps. Matt Rosendale or Ryan Zink…

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Resort tax reallocation can do more for residents

The City of Whitefish is preparing to place a reallocation of its resort tax revenues on the ballot this fall.

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Supermajority Republicans grew Montana government and your raised taxes

Less government and lower taxes.

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Montanans are getting their money back

Nearly all working-age Montanans, more than half the state’s total population, are getting some welcome news this month: the state is sending them money.

Updated 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Bob Brown: The Klan in Montana

History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes. Patterns and cycles seem to repeat over time.